Joseph Button

Joseph Button has been the Sustainability Director at Straus Family Creamery since 2016. In his role, Joseph implements best-in-industry practices related to environmental sustainability throughout the mission-driven company’s operations, including achieving TRUE Zero-Waste Gold certification in 2019. Joseph also works to ensure the economic and environmental sustainability of family organic dairy farms in Marin and … Read more

Stephanie Barger

Director, Market Transformation & Development TRUE Zero Waste Certification As director of market transformation & development for the TRUE Zero Waste Certification, Stephanie Barger is responsible for the growth and development of the TRUE program. Barger helped launch TRUE, which is owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) in 2017. GBCI is the … Read more

Lisa Skumatz

Dr. Lisa Skumatz – Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc Lisa Skumatz is an economist with over 38 years in solid waste research. She has conducted solid waste program and policy research around the nation, and published more than 100 articles on trash, recycling, organics, and reduction strategies. Lisa is known for her quantitative analysis expertise … Read more

Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne has been with the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department for about 18 years and is a Supervising Recycling Specialist. Before ESD, she worked in environmental consulting on CEQA projects and Superfund sites, as well as for an English language newspaper in Paris, France. She currently oversees the commercial sector and … Read more

Miriam Gordon

Miriam is a Program Director with UPSTREAM, and spends her days working to make throw-away a thing of the past. She is a leading architect of local and state policies aimed at promoting the reduce/reuse agenda and also focuses on accelerating and innovating reuse systems in food service at the community level and in public … Read more

Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell is the Lead Waste Reduction and Recycling Specialist at the City of Fort Collins. She develops waste reduction and recycling policy, coordinates education, and is the data person for Fort Collins, as well as supporting recycling in the business and multi-family sectors. Caroline has worked in the recycling industry for 17 years, working … Read more

Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler is the CEO of Stina Inc., a mission-based research and information technology firm, striving to harmonize human behavior with the natural world. Her team has developed a suite of tools (e.g., www.CircularityInAction.com) to support more sustainable choices in resource management. Stina’s information management system, relationships and understanding of the plastics recycling industry … Read more

Jamie Kaminski

Jamie’s experience is in solid waste management from both a ground level and a policy making perspective. Jamie’s area of expertise lies within international best practices in Zero Waste, and in respect to internationally accepted Zero Waste policies and programs. He works with fellow policy advisors to create strong, practical and enforceable policies that drive … Read more

Clare Miflin

CLARE MIFLIN AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Certified Passive House Designer, Certified Biomimicry Professional Clare is an architect and systems thinker with over 20 years of experience designing buildings to Passive House, LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge and AIA COTE Top Ten standards. While acknowledging the importance of rigorous metrics, she knows that inspiration, intuition and … Read more

Sarah D OBrien

Sarah is a longtime expert on sustainable purchasing. Prior to joining the SPLC she was Director of the multi-stakeholder Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN) working on the elimination of worker exposure to toxic chemicals in the electronics supply chain. For more than a decade previously, Sarah led global purchaser and brand engagement with the EPEAT … Read more